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The ANTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,345 5072 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 629 8025 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +5716 +2953 +0.001 +11
Other Countries
Australia 192 7850 0.001 12
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ANTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 828 3584 0.002 24
Florida 569 3559 0.004 36
Illinois 383 3322 0.003 31
Michigan 381 3041 0.004 38
New York 339 5664 0.002 18
Top States for ANTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 78 1078 0.012 121
Maine 74 2758 0.006 58
Minnesota 251 2442 0.005 51
Delaware 38 3551 0.005 48
Montana 40 3171 0.004 44


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ANTON live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ANTON represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ANTON in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ANTON by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ANTON

Region of origin: Europe

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Ethnic distribution of ANTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 759 11.96
Asian/Pacific 109 1.72
Mixed Race 95 1.5
Black/African American 75 1.18
Native American/Alaskan 57 0.9
White (Caucasian) 5,250 82.74

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ANTON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ANTON in historical publications

ANTIION. ANTON. 1. An abbreviation of Anthony. 2. A river of Hampshire.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ANTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ANTON.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for ANTON

The following words are slight variants of ANTON that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.